Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School School of Integrated Arts and Sciences Department of Integrated Arts and Sciences
Lecture Code ASS03001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 宗教政治社会論
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Religious and Political Society
ミゾブチ マサキ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Thur5-8:IAS K204
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 1 : Undergraduate Introductory
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 13 : Area Studies
Eligible Students students of the second-year and after
Keywords Religion, Politics, State, Society, Security, Comparative Perspective, Islam 
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within Educational
Criterion referenced
Integrated Arts and Sciences
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Knowledge and understanding of the importance and characteristics of each discipline and basic theoretical framework.
・Knowledge and understanding of "Japanese and Japanese culture"  and "foreign languages and foreign culture" which are prerequisite abilities for communication with peoples in different culture and areas.
・The knowledge and understanding  to fully recognize the mutual relations and their importance among individual academic diciplines. 
Class Objectives
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The purpose of this class is to better understand the modern world through understanding the basic doctrines, systems, worldviews, and ideologies of Islam and learning about the political and social conditions in which Muslims find themselves today. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Introduction: Issues and objectives of this course
Lesson 2: Three points for understanding politics: actors, interactions, and institutions
Lesson 3: State and Society (2): Political System
Lesson 4: Theories of Religion, Politics/Society: Weber, Durkheim, and Zimmel (1)
Lesson 5: Theories of Religion, Politics/Society: Weber, Durkheim, and Zimmel (2)
Lesson 6: Religions and Politics/Society in the World (1): Europe and America
Lesson 7: Religions and Politics/Society in the World (1): Europe and America
Lesson 8: Religion and Politics/Society in the World (2): Japan
Lesson 9 : What is Islam? Monotheistic Worldview and Tawheed
Lesson 10: What is Islam? Aqida and the Five Pillars of Islam
Lesson 11: The Origin of Islam
Lesson 12: Minorities in Islam
Lesson 13: Islamic Resurgence and Political Islam
Lesson 14: Islam and State: Saudi Arabia and Iran
Lesson 15: Conclusion 

We will not use any particular textbook, but it would be helpful to read 小杉泰『イスラームとは何か:その宗教・社会・文化』(講談社、1994年), 末近浩太『イスラーム主義:もう一つの近代を構想する』(岩波書店、2018年), and 内藤正典『イスラームからヨーロッパをみる:社会の深層で何が起きているのか』(岩波書店、2020年) in parallel with the class to better understand the content of the class. 
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Class participation: 20%, Final Examination: 80% 
Grading Method This class welcomes students who are interested in contemporary politics/world affairs and issues surrounding Islam. 
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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